National Bikini Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Bikini Day

National Bikini Day 2020 - On 5 July 2020, National Bikini Day is observed to mark the anniversary of the two-piece bathing suit invention. Get more information about the history of National Bikini Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Bikini Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 02, 2020 18:14 PM

National Bikini Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Bikini Day

National Bikini Day 2020

National Bikini Day is celebrated on July 5 of every year. National Bikini Day 2020 is marked as the main goal to enjoy the summer break at the beach in a bikini. As the National Bikini Day falls in time for the summer break, it is simply a perfect day to celebrate during holidays and travels. The day promotes a summer marketing campaign that naturally ties in with bikinis! National Bikini Day coincides with the anniversary of the invention of the famous swimwear by Parisian fashion designer, Louis Reard. 

What is the history of National Bikini Day?

The founder and history of National Bikini Day are unknown. On 5 July 1946, designer Louis Réard designed the world's smallest bathing suit and named it as a bikini. The designer hoped his declaration of fashion would be explosive, much like the Bikini Atoll atomic tests. Bikini was named after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States carried out nuclear tests.

European women first started wearing two-piece bathing suits in the 1930s which consisted of a halter top and shorts, but only a sliver of the midriff was exposed and the navel was kept covered. The modest two-piece has appeared in the United States during World War II. 

Although Europe dressed the bikini eagerly after a long and arduous world war, the American sense of decency stopped them from bikini acceptance until the 1960s. The bikini today comes in all shapes, sizes, colours, and fabrics. Designers extended the trend to flatter more body shapes, which attracted more women to wear fashion.

How to observe the National Bikini Day?

Celebrate National Bikini Day by buying a popular or fashionable bikini. One can celebrate and show off their bikini on this National Bikini Day by hitting one of the peerless beaches. Some other ways to enjoy this day are:

Go to the nearby beaches with families and have fun
Have a local swimming pool party with friends
Learn more about the trending swimwear fashions
Use #NationalBikiniDay on social media and share the celebration of Bikini Day

Bikini - Interesting Facts 

  • The bikini was initially ignored as being too revealing

  • Even several areas also ban wearing bikinis

  • Dr. No's bikini sold for $50,000 in auction

  • China is the world's largest bikini exporter

  • Bikinis are the official dress code for female beach volleyball players at the Olympics

  • The first competition on ‘Miss World’ was just a swimsuit competition

  • The earliest records of a collection of two pieces date back to Roman ancient times

  • For areas of Florida wearing a thong bikini is illegal

  • The world's costliest bikini is made of diamonds

  • The two-piece bikini was not the first

  • The world's largest selling swimwear company is Speedo, which offers service to both men and women, and is almost 100 years old

Bikini - Quotes

“The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb.” - Diana Vreeland

“The sexiest thing about a bikini is that it leaves something to the imagination, which is the best part.” - Anna Sui

“Statistics are like bikinis-they show a lot but not everything.” - Lou Piniella

“The sight of the first woman in the minimal two-piece was as explosive as the detonation of the atomic bomb by the U.S. at Bikini Island in the Marshall Isles, hence the naming of the bikini.” - Tom Waits

“Clothes can hide you from yourself but a bikini sure can't.” - Diane von Furstenberg

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National Bikini Day - FAQ

1. Who invented the bathing suit?

French designer Louis Reard introduced the first modern bikini to the world in 1946, featuring significantly less fabric than its predecessors. Reard was inspired after a newsworthy US atomic test called Bikini Atoll, to name his two-piece.

2. What is Bikini Day?

Bikini Day is the celebration of Louis Reard, a Parisian fashion designer, in 1946, inventing the bikini. The main goal of this day is to enjoy the summer break at the beach in a bikini.

3. What is the difference between a tankini and bikini?

A bikini is a two-piece swimsuit, which stops just below the chest. A tankini, on the other hand, is basically a two-piece bathing suit that has a top-like tank. This means the top of the bathing suit extends beneath the breast area.